Colchester Zoo installs biomass boiler plant

Published:  06 May, 2015

Wood Energy, biomass, renewable energy, wood pellets, boilers, space heating

A containerised plant room that includes a biomass boiler has been supplied by Wood Energy to provide heating and hot water for a number of animal enclosures. They include the lions and the new Australian Rainbows exhibit that creates a tropical rainforest complete with parakeets.

The plant room includes a 199 kW wood-pellet boiler from Hargassner and wood store. The boiler has a factory-lined combustion chamber, automatic indication of ash level and a lambda sensor with fuel-quality detection.

Following delivery to site, which included a crane lift, Wood Energy’s registered installer Bentley Fire Shop installed the unit to the distribution system via a single flow and return connection.

The module is supported by a total warranty covering the coating, structure, insulation and boiler for the entire 20-year payment period of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

For more information on this story, click here: May 2015, 87

comments powered by Disqus



Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
February 2018: DIGITAL EDITION


Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!


  • Intermediate / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical team undertake the design and specification of a range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role, depending on project complexity and scale. You should demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team working and wil......

  • Senior Urban Designer

     Applicants will be Master’s Degree qualified Architects / Urban Designers, with a strong portfolio of work highlighting a variety of projects at a range of scales and types, with strong focus on regeneration, infrastructure-led projects and major develo......

  • Principal Structural Engineer

    We are currently recruiting on behalf of a global client, with a diverse range of award winning projects to their name. Their experience spans a host of market sectors, including transport, infrastructure, defence, scientific, education, high-tech and ......

more jobs »


"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"